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March 11: Bob Dylan performing “Soon” (George & Ira Gershwin) – 1987




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“Soon” is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
It was introduced by Helen Gilligan and Jerry Goff in the 1930 revision of the musical Strike Up the Band.Notable recordings:

  • Sarah Vaughan – In the Land of Hi-Fi (1955)
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959)
  • Oscar Peterson – The Trio (1961)
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. – The Wham of Sam! (1961)

Soon [all the] nights they will be ended,
Soon, all true love will be so splen-did.
I’ve found the happiness I’ve waited for.
The only girl that I was waiting for.

Brooklyn Academy Of Music
New York City, New York
11 March 1987
George Gershwin Celebration Concert

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September 19: Bob Dylan I Want You & John Brown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1987

 

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Bob Dylan I Want You & John Brown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands  19 September 1987 (video)

The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it’s not that way
I wasn’t born to lose you

I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
19 September 1987

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica)
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)

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My Favourite Bob Dylan Bootleg 1987: with Grateful Dead at The Club Front

“After an hour or so, it became clear to me that the band wanted to rehearse more and different songs than I had been used to doing with Petty. They wanted to run over all the songs, the ones they liked, the seldom seen ones. I found myself in a peculiar position and I could hear the brakes screech. If I had known this to begin with, I might not have taken the dates…. There were so many songs that I couldn’t tell which was which-I might even get the words to some mixed up with others. I needed sets of lyrics to understand what they were talking about, and when I saw the lyrics, especially to the older, more obscure songs, I couldn’t see how I could get this stuff off emotionally.”
– Bob Dylan (Chronicles Vol.1) after his first rehearsal with the Dead

He left the rehearsals with the intent of not coming back, but then he stumbled into a show with a Jazz band on his way to the hotel. Continue reading My Favourite Bob Dylan Bootleg 1987: with Grateful Dead at The Club Front

September 19: Bob Dylan: Slow Train, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1987 (video)


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Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found
Have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon?
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
19 September 1987

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)
  • The Queens Of Rhythm: Carolyn Dennis, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec (backing vocals)

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Bob Dylan: Shelter From The Storm, 10 Great live versions (Video & Audio)

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’Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”

And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”

“Shelter From The Storm”  is among Dylan’s finest songs and there many fantastic live versions available.

Here are 10.

The best one is off course:

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

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